I'll eat gluten, lactose and meat like there is no tomorrow, so you could say I'm kind of a badass. I've been said to look like both a lumberjack and a British Lord, so I figured a classy lumberjack would be an appropriate descriptor. Otherwise, I am a low-worry, highly-procrastinating, passionate chemistry grad student.
What I’m doing with my life
Working toward a PhD in chemistry (and no, I don't cook crystal meth for a living, thankyouverymuch). I'm around for another year or so; afterwards, who knows? I've always cherished the idea of living somewhere else in the world (notably Europe), basically wherever life and work will take me.
During me time, I brew sweet, sweet delicious beer, I BBQ everything I can get my hand on, invest in the local watering holes and try to keep up with good movies, especially at the Mayfair.
I’m really good at
I'm a pretty decent cook, which is apparently a big surprise, judging from people's reaction.
The first things people usually notice about me
My size and my deep, chestal, laugh.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Star Wars is easily the (ensemble of) movies that had the greatest impact on my life. I'm a fan of a variety of movies, including westerns, comedies, science-fiction. I admire the works of Quentin Tarantino's (except Death Proof) and Mel Brooks', Batman (all of them!), Arnold's movies (at least the pre-Governator ones), Monty Python, etc. I particularly enjoy catching a cheesy movie at the Mayfair every now and then.
I prefer older rock, such as Pink Floyd, The Beatles, Led Zeppelin, Queen, ACDC, Rush, Tom Petty, Johnny Cash. I do make room for more recent stuff, like Arcade Fire, The White Stripes, The Black Keys. Ultimately, I keep an open mind to anything that isn't gangsta rap or techno-electronic-trance-house-hardstyle-let's-repeat-the-same-blend-and-uninspired-but-fast-paced-beat-over-and-over-over-and-over-annnnnd-over-and-over-and over again.
I'm not much a TV fan, although the recent advent of Netflix has rekindled some of my love for what I consider good TV shows. These include Star Trek, How I met your mother, It's always sunny in Philadephia, Firefly, Archer, The Venture Bros.
I'll eat pretty much anything that can be qualified as food, short maybe of bugs and insects. I adore sushis, can't get enough of them. I like my food rich in flavors, and I do like having a little bit of heat in there. I like microbrewed beers, although my redneck side is totally partial to PBR. I'm a coffee fiend and a total sucker for an awesome latte.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
-Life, the Universe and Everything
-How come no one says wizard anymore?
-How screwed I would be if some apocalypse was to come.
-Coming up with chemistry related jokes or, even better, pick-up lines.
-Cats! I'm a cat enthusiast, to say the least. (I'm totally cool with dogs though)
-Am I the only one around these parts who hasn't visited half of the countries on this planet and/or ran a marathon every six months for the past 10 years?
-WWDBD? (What would David Bowie do?)
On a typical Friday night I am
Out having a beer with friends or playing board games. Once in a blue moon, I'll be happily cozy at home watching a movie, taking a break from life.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I truly wish I could meet a girl taller than I am. (Definitely not
a deal breaker otherwise!)
You should message me if
You feel like you could use more beer and BBQ in your life. I love meeting new people and making new friends. I'd also rather meet in person for something simple, say coffee or beer, earlier rather than later instead of exchanging awkward emails for an extended period.